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About This Book

1.  Oracle Solaris Management Tools (Road Map)

2.  Working With the Solaris Management Console (Tasks)

3.  Working With the Oracle Java Web Console (Tasks)

4.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Overview)

5.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Tasks)

6.  Managing Client-Server Support (Overview)

7.  Managing Diskless Clients (Tasks)

8.  Introduction to Shutting Down and Booting a System

9.  Shutting Down and Booting a System (Overview)

10.  Shutting Down a System (Tasks)

11.  Modifying Oracle Solaris Boot Behavior (Tasks)

12.  Booting an Oracle Solaris System (Tasks)

13.  Managing the Oracle Solaris Boot Archives (Tasks)

14.  Troubleshooting Booting an Oracle Solaris System (Tasks)

15.  x86: GRUB Based Booting (Reference)

16.  x86: Booting a System That Does Not Implement GRUB (Tasks)

17.  Working With the Oracle Solaris Auto Registration regadm Command (Tasks)

18.  Managing Services (Overview)

19.  Managing Services (Tasks)

20.  Managing Software (Overview)

21.  Managing Software With Oracle Solaris System Administration Tools (Tasks)

22.  Managing Software by Using Oracle Solaris Package Commands (Tasks)

23.  Managing Patches

About Patches

Patching Strategy

Live Upgrade

Applying an Oracle Solaris Update or an Oracle Solaris Update Patch Bundle

Applying a Recommended Patch Cluster

Applying a Critical Patch Update

Applying an Enterprise Installation Standards Patch Baseline

Downloading a Patch

How to Search for a Patch

Displaying Information About Patches

Applying a Patch

How to Apply a Patch Using the patchadd Command

Removing a Patch

Patch Management Terms and Definitions

A.  SMF Services


Applying a Patch

To apply a patch, use the patchadd command. For more information about the patchadd command, see the patchadd(1M) man page.

Note - Improvements have been made to the patchadd -M command. When you use this command to apply patches to your system, you are no longer required to specify patch IDs in the correct installation order. If you use the patchadd -M command without specifying a patch ID, all patches in the directory are installed on the system.

The patchadd command cannot apply a patch or software update under the following conditions:

How to Apply a Patch Using the patchadd Command

Assume that you have downloaded a patch file ( from the MOS web site. To apply the patch to the Oracle Solaris OS, perform the following procedure:

  1. Become superuser.
  2. Copy the patch file to a temporary directory.
    # cp /<patch download location>/ /tmp
  3. Unzip the patch file.
    # cd /tmp
  4. Apply the patch.
     patchadd 119784-17
  5. (Optional) Verify that the patch was applied.
     patchadd -p | grep 119784-17